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Flickr is Getting a Major Makeover

Discussion in 'photography, graphics & art' started by RoyReed, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad RIP Greebo being kinder heckling from the back!

    Not sure that I would want to buy it !
    (I'm happy over at Ipernity)
     
  2. Lazy Llama

    Lazy Llama Mostly clicking, some typing.

    It's about the last thing with any value left at Yahoo! isn't it?
     
  3. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here

    Is went on there yesterday and found its now showing my real name instead of my chosen username.
     
  4. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    It's not for me.

    Edit: Checking settings, I don't have a first and last name listed, just my screen name.

    However, I do notice that in some places for my contacts it will use their screen name and in other places it'll use another name for them. Makes it a total ball-ache to keep track of who people are. That's been happening for months though. If you don't want it to happen to you, just remove your first and last name from settings.
     
  5. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    Flickr groups still seem to be the only place that you can have any sort of reasonable conversation about photography without spammers, idiots, flame warriors, bigots and brand obsessives. At least with fewer of them. Maybe that's the result of decreased group visibility.

    Comments on Petapixel are particularly dreadful.
     
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  6. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    If only finding a decent group wasn't quite so difficult. There are a few from back in the day that are still going strong. Approx 90% of groups are moribund though.

    I use flickr these days for my screenshot stuff, and there's a pretty decent community of people on there who follow each other. No real group activity, but plenty of comments on each others shots. Which is interesting, because there are a few threads and forums dedicated to screenshotting (and their associated activities like ENB/ReShade/mod creation) but still the loose associations of flickr seem to endure.
     
  7. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here

    I'm not that bothered by it tbh. It's just a curiosity.
     
  8. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie In solidarity with the people of Catalonia

  9. Artaxerxes

    Artaxerxes Well-Known Member

    Anyone else finding a shit load of fake accounts trawling your photos on Flickr?
     
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  10. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    Can't say I have - I see them spamming groups but that's it. I get a lot more spam on Instagram.
     
  11. Artaxerxes

    Artaxerxes Well-Known Member


    Hmm, I'm getting a minimum of 1-2 "favourites" a week from dodgy accounts for the last 2-3 months, very annoying. Most of them are scantily clad ladies who have dodgy urls in the about page.
     
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  12. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here

    I've been getting a few favourites recently, but I haven't paid much attention to who they were.
     
  13. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    Favourites and Following - haven't clicked on any of the dodgy links yet. I've blocked them all.
     
  14. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    Flickr is quite good at removing spam accounts if you report them, though likely not as fast as they get registered.
     
  15. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel Current Status: back for a bit

    Same here
     
  16. Mr Smin

    Mr Smin Registered Luser

    I'm getting these, in about equal numbers with favorites from real accounts.

    Strangest thing recently was a professional photographer I follow on Instagram who appeared to have double tapped a porn clip. Can't believe he'd do that from his 'work' account so I wondered if it was possible to swap a file after uploading, but keep the 'likes'
     
  17. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    A week or so ago a mutual alerted me to an account that had taken a bunch of my stuff along with stuff from others I know and reposted it as their own. I contacted them and told them to take it down or I'd file a copyright notice thingy with Yahoo, and I assume a bunch of others did the same, and they deleted their account. I expect it'll pop up again elsewhere.
     
  18. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie In solidarity with the people of Catalonia

    I came to the decision to delete my Flickr account. Me & censorship don't get on. Fuck Yahoo.
     
  19. Tankus

    Tankus random farter

    just joined ......as photobucket has buttfucked me ...along with a few million others
     
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  20. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie In solidarity with the people of Catalonia

    Good luck!
     
  21. Artaxerxes

    Artaxerxes Well-Known Member

    Its unfortunate because its just not that great a site, alas I don't think anywhere is these days as most people seem to go to places like Instagram these days. Theres a change in how people use the web.

    500pix is supposed to be good but I couldn't deal with the hassle of moving over
     
  22. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I don't know about Flickr's policies so I can't comment on that but I actually don't like the way they display their galleries. The photos have no space around them, they are crammed in together. I like a little whitespace around a photo, it allows me to concentrate on one image at a time.
     
  23. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

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